Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI, along with Capiz Governor Esteban Evan B. Contreras led the turnover of four healthcare facilities on March 25, 2021 at Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in Brgy. Lanot, Roxas City, Capiz.
The facilities include Isolation/Quarantine Facility and Off-site Dormitory at Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in Roxas City; Off-site Dormitory at Bailan District Hospital in Pontevedra, Capiz; and Rehabilitated (Improved) existing covered gym at Roxas City Covered Gymnasium in Roxas City.
The turnover was attended by officials of various end users, Engr. Ma. Lucila C. Piñero of the DPWH-6 Maintenance Division, District Engineer Randolfo Melosantos and Assistant District Engineer Ethel B. Morales of DPWH-Capiz 1st District Engineering Office, and Capiz officials.
Delfinado said the isolation/quarantine facility is made of pre-fabricated container vans and includes 16 air-conditioned rooms with individual comfort rooms and beddings.
Also included in the isolation/quarantine facility are nurses’ station; air-conditioned male and female nurse quarters, each with two (2) double-deck beds and a comfort room; utility/electrical room, sanitation area, water tank, generator/distribution transformer and septic tank.
The off-site dormitory includes 16 air-conditioned rooms with individual comfort rooms and a double deck bed, and equipped with necessary amenities such as air-conditioned dining area and living area, laundry area, kitchen, water tank, utility/electrical room, sanitation area, generator and septic tank.
Delfinado also said that the rehabilitated (improved) Roxas City Covered Gym has 60 rooms (cubicle type) with individual bed; male and female restrooms, two (2) nurse stations and disinfecting area.
“These facilities will provide a safer space to accommodate COVID-19 patients as they undergo treatment, as well provide a more comfortable space to COVID-19 front liners such as doctors and nurses as they perform their duties in providing healthcare services to COVID-19 cases,” Delfinado said.
“These may also be utilized as temporary shelter to accommodate victims of natural calamities, disasters and other emergency situations,” she added. (DPWH-6/RPAIO)